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Well Preserved
A prayerful portrait of Maya, director of the treasury under King Tutankhamun, adorns the walls of his tomb in Saqqara.

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
From Death on the Nile, National Geographic magazine, October 2002

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Her Little Secret
This elegant Constantinople lady just might not be a lady. In the early 1900s, Islamic tradition discouraged Turkey’s Muslim women from being seen by men who weren’t their husbands. So photographers sometimes asked men to pose dressed as women for such novelties as exotic postcards.

Photograph by Alex Aaronsohn
From Flashback, National Geographic magazine, October 2002

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